Auckland event | 15 October 2014 at Toto’s Montecristo Room

The final Auckland Girl Geek Dinner of 2014 is on Wednesday 15 October 2014, and is presented in conjunction with our sponsors Microsoft NZ, Catalyst and Assurity!

Wednesday October 15 2014, 6 – 8:30pm
Toto’s Montecristo Room, 53 Nelson Street, Auckland CBD
Tickets $25 – open to both women & men

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Victoria Crone | Xero
Victoria Crone is a highly collaborative Marketing and Sales Executive, with extensive experience in the communications sector. Her experience spans from start-ups to mature products. Victoria joined Xero earlier this year as Managing Director NZ after 18 years with Telecom and Chorus – most recently as Chorus General Manager, Marketing and Sales. Victoria is a tech enthusiast, Mum and wanna be long distance sports freak. She is a passionate Kiwi and and a member of NZ Global Women.

Kelly Ann McKercher | OptimalExperience
Kelly Ann is a user research and design specialist at leading user experience consultancy Optimal Experience. In addition to her design consulting work, she is the chapter host of Ladies that UX Auckland. With her roots in design innovation and cultural anthropology, Kelly Ann is a passionate advocate of co-creation, critical design thinking and helping organisations to help themselves through building their internal service design capabilities. She is passionate about transforming the quality and value of both public and private services. Kelly Ann an avid yogi and yoga teacher, enjoys miniature dachshunds and black coffee.

Katrina Clokie | Assurity NZ
Katrina is an active contributor to the New Zealand software testing community. She is a co-founder and organiser of WeTest Workshops, a Wellington MeetUp for software testers. As the Editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, she co-ordinates writers and publishes articles from testers across Australia and New Zealand; she has spoken in New York, Sydney, and all around New Zealand, at various conferences. In Katrina’s spare time, she writes a testing blog. Katrina works for Assurity in Wellington as the Practice Lead for Lean Testing, a trainer for two testing courses, and facilitator of the graduate programme.

Jodi Mitchell | Simpl
Jodi is a motivated and experienced leader, with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. A major passion of Jodi’s is apparent in SimplHealth’s history of successfully delivering IT solutions for the health sector, making a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders.

What your ticket buys

Tickets are $25 – the ticket price includes a light dinner and a drink. Please note that the dinner is not a sit-down dinner but there is plenty of Toto’s famous pizza, finger food and sweet treats. There are limited vegetarian and gluten free options available.

The speakers will start at about 6.45 and we encourage you to stay for another drink afterwards or move on somewhere else to continue the conversations if you’re keen. A cash bar operates for the evening.

We use Lil Regie, a NZ-based online registration system. They’ll take your payment securely by credit card. Buy tickets now → 

Men are welcome to attend

Although our name suggests this event is only for women, our speakers are so great that everyone will want to come.  We’ve  got a limited number of tickets available for our male colleagues and friends as well, but you’ll have to be quick!


Toto’s Montecristo Room is downstairs from the fantastic Toto’s Restaurant in Nelson Street. It’s across from TVNZ, just up from Pastis and 5 minutes from Queen Street. There’s heaps of parking nearby.

Thank you

Microsoft NZ

Catalyst IT




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